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The Hobbyist is a Tofino, B.C. based small business focused on mindfully made handcrafted home, body, and kitchen products.
Their collection of natural candles, natural bath products, jams, and pickles are all lovingly made in Tofino by two friends who started the business as a way to spend time together while making crafts and ditching plastic. Inspired by the nature around them, Tamara and Erika can often be found out foraging ingredients for their next batch of salve or soaps.
When it comes to buying products to work with, they always go as locally, organically, and as eco-conscious as possible. They know that buying local matters, so they buy the essential oils and beeswax for their candles from local Vancouver Island suppliers, and produce for their jams and pickles is from the Tofino Ucluelet Culinary Guild.
This eco-conscious small Vancouver Island business also does not use any plastic or single-use items for their packaging; it is all recyclable, reusable, and earth-friendly!
Meet the Makers
I’m Tamara and my business partner is Erika. We met while working at the Wickaninnish Inn about 8 years ago. For the last 2 years, Erika and I have been turning our hobbies into a small business. We make items that we use and want in our everyday lives. Things that make us and our families smile and feel good – like candles (beeswax + scented all soy), granola (made with items that were grown in Canada, and organically if possible), low sugar jams + jellies (using only seasonal produce), pickles, hand + body wash, artisan soaps, body + linen spray, salves, bath bombs, etc.– Sincerely, Tamara